Kratom trees grow primarily in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papa New Guinea. Their leaves have been long known to have medicinal properties, used in many cultures to boost energy, appetite, sexual desire, or even to work as an anesthetic. Today, kratom leaves are often crushed and ground into powder to be smoked or ground into pills for leisure purposes, but they continue to add a number of benefits. Here are some of the most common benefits to be found from trying kratom.

Pain Relief

Kratom is an analgesic, so it’s often used as a form of pain relief. When you take kratom pills or smoke kratom, serotonin and dopamine are released into the body, numbing your body’s pain receptors and lessening the pain in that moment. This is by far the most widely known and appreciated benefit of kratom. In offering pain relief, you’ll also have more energy to go about your day.

Addiction Recovery

Although it may work in a similar fashion by activating opiate receptors in the brain, kratom is not itself an opiate. Thus people recovering from opiate addictions — or even nicotine and alcohol addictions — may turn to kratom in order to reduce the urge to fall back on their addiction. Not only does kratom help to reduce cravings, but it can also ease withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, cramps, and anxiety.

Reduced Anxiety and Stress

Remember when we mentioned that release of serotonin and dopamine? These chemicals do more than simply help to numb the body’s pain receptors. They can also boost your mood. A boost of serotonin and dopamine can be calming, alleviating an anxious or stressed mind and even staving off some of the symptoms of depression. If you have a stressful job, a chaotic home life, or you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, kratom could offer the relief you need.

Better Productivity

So when you’re in less pain and your anxiety is decreased, what do you do with that energy? Well, all the things you may have put off before. If you’re a student, kratom could give you the focus you need to approach your studies with vigor. If you work from home, kratom could help you have the motivation to get through a heavy workload. It’s often accompanied by an “adrenaline rush” that pushes you to be productive in a way you might not be otherwise.

It may seem too good to be true, but it is true. Kratom is not an opiate, is legal for recreational use in South Walton, and truly does offer these benefits and more. Best of all, you can find Kratom on 30A at 30A Kratom. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about kratom, and you can peruse the various strains of kratom we have to offer. Contact us today for more information or come by our store to see the selection for yourself.